Hostmaker launches in three new cities as Airsorted lands £5m Series A

Hosting management services thriving as Hostmaker arrives in Florence, Cannes and Madrid and Airsorted aims to launch in 38 new global cities

Two Startups 100-featured hosting management services are in the news this week, with Hostmaker expanding to three new European cities and Airsorted clinching £5m in Series A funding to support its own expansion plans.

Hostmaker expands to Florence, Cannes and Madrid

Launched by Young Gun Nakul Sharma in 2014, Hostmaker is a hospitality management service that helps over 1,000 homeowners manage their short-term rentals across London, Paris, Rome, Lisbon and Barcelona.

The company offers an in-house interior design service, “five-star hotel trained” operations staff, professional photography, daily pricing reviews and guest relations. It also looks after listings across Airbnb, TripAdvisor and Booking.com.

Hostmaker, which raised $15m in Series B funding in November 2017, will now launch in Florence, Cannes and Madrid later this month in order to capitalise on the growing European rental property market.

Sharma commented:

“We have continued our fantastic growth from previous years into 2018, and we are delighted to be able to announce these latest expansions. We will be rolling out the full service in the coming weeks and look forward to welcoming new customers and team members to Hostmaker.”

Airsorted lands £5m Series A

Founded in February 2015 by James Jenkins-Yates, Airsorted is a 24-hour hosting platform integrating guests booking and services from Airbnb, Expedia, Expedia, Booking.com and HomeAway.

launched in Paris, the company also operates in London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Brighton, Bristol, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.

The funding, which came from Pi Labs and Atami Capital, will enable it to embark on its ambition of expanding to 38 new cities by the end of 2019.

It will also help develop its automated technology including smart scheduling, auto-communication with guests and its API integrated channel management.

Jenkins-Yates said: “With our Series A funding and newly launched crowdfunding campaign, we want to expand our offering further to not only provide hosts with peace of mind when offering their homes to travellers, but also to guests by ensuring they have the most seamless stay possible.

“One of the ways we do this is by providing guests 24-hour check-in, which cuts out one of the many pain points associated with home sharing.”

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